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Lola1987
Lola1987 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Good afternoon. 
I’m hoping to get some advice please as I’m so confused as to what I could be entitled to.
I claim UC and since May 2022 I could no longer work due to a breakdown and my mental health severely deteriorating.
I noted this to UC and applied for LCWRA - I was awarded the standard part but not the extra money.
I’ve recently discovered I’m pregnant ( now 22 weeks ) and I’m wondering wether or not I can reapply and try to get the extra amount. 
I know I will have to do the claim from fresh but what I’m unsure of is 
* can I apply when pregnant 
* how to actually apply again
* do I have to present sick notes etc as I’m already down for limited work capability and I’m not expected to work any as I’m pregnant.
Thank you so much in advance 
Lola

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Being found to have LCW doesn't mean you have to look for work, even if you weren't pregnant you still wouldn't be expected to look for work.

    If you report changes to your health condition then you will need to report fit notes. You will then be referred for another work capability assessment and you'll be sent UC50 forms to fill in and return, like you did that last time.

    Before doing this you should check to see if any of the descriptors apply to you because there's very little point going through the process if none of them apply. Being pregnant doesn't automatically qualify you for LCWRA, unless there's serious risk of damage to your health or to the health of your unborn child if you do not refrain from work-related activity



    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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